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Adan delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 17+

Teaching since:
July 2007

Hello Students, I am Adán from México. I am a certified instructor with more than 8 years of experience in the Spanish language education. Many years working with young people has led me to develop a dynamic, interactive and entertaining teaching system. I supplement lessons with references to the culture, history and ways of life in the Spanish-speaking countries. I have extensive knowledge and studies in Grammar, Linguistics, and History of the Spanish language. I currently work for one of the most recognized languages Schools in the Chicago area. I am graduated from the University of Guanajuato in Mexico and I am a native speaker of the language.

Experience

Spanish Instructor
Nov 2012 - Present
Spanish Language Center

Spanish Language Center - Chicago, USA
Private instructor, Group classes instructor and online instructor

High-school teacher
Aug 2009 - Jul 2012
Abraham Lincoln Institute

Abraham Lincoln Institute - Guanajuato, Mexico
Philosophy, literature, Mexican history and Arts

High-school teacher
Aug 2007 - Jul 2012
Don Bosco High school

Don Bosco High school - Guanajuato, Mexico
Philosophy, literature, Spanish, Mexican history, Arts

Education

B.A. Spanish Literature and Linguistics
Aug 2003 - Jul 2007
Universidad de Guanajuato
Modern Guitar
Aug 2001 - Jul 2002
G. Martell Music School

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

CM Spanish Instructor Certification
Dec 2012
Spanish Language Center

Spanish Language Center - Cortez Method - Chicago, USA
Spanish as a Second Language Instructor.

Teacher Competence Certification
Dec 2009
Universidad de Guanajuato

Teaching techniques, pedagogy and teaching practice for highschool teachers.

Photos & Videos

A brief video explanation about myself, my teaching style and methodology.
An easy way to start using past tense.
Replacing the object of the action.
This is how I teach online
A common question that almost all my students ask.
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6 Reviews

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Mike Dec 28, 2016
Spanish · Online

I've taken classes with Adan for over two years now--since the beginner level--and I couldn't be more pleased.

Adan is an excellent and conscientious teacher who genuinely cares about working with students to find the best approach for making progress. He has a gift for explaining things clearly, both the grammar and the idiomatic details that are important for developing conversation and getting a real feel for the language. The material is very well chosen, fun and productive; class is something I look forward to every week.

Learning a new language is a challenge and working with a good teacher makes a huge difference. Adan is a great choice!

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Rollen Dec 11, 2016
Spanish · Online

I have been working with Adan for over 2 years and he is an amazing teacher!! He has taught me Spanish at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. He has helped me to learn the vocabulary, grammar and content that I need for my job. Adan draws upon a variety of engaging resources (e.g., Ted Talks, television shows, news articles) to expand my knowledge of Spanish and the culture of Spanish-speaking countries. Adan's classes are interesting and challenging and he makes me feel successful and motivated to learn more. I highly recommend him!

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Alison, Vancouver, Canada Dec 9, 2016
Spanish · Online

Adan has been my teacher for the past year, and I only have great things to say. He is warm, patient, curious, present, and clearly loves to teach. Adan has a thorough understanding of English, so he is well aware of the difficulties English speakers face when learning Spanish. I find the one-to-one, structured, progressive grammar lessons work so well for me. As a beginner who doesn't speak any other languages, making the decision to learn Spanish was very intimidating for me, but now I look forward to my lessons...always!

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Gwen Dec 7, 2016
Spanish · Online

Adan is always prepared for classes with articles to read, current events to discuss, recommendations on good websites and news sources. He mixes up the class with both reading and discussion. He is very patient! I think my Spanish has improved since I've been studying with Adan. Highly recommend him.

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Larry Dec 6, 2016
Spanish · Online

I have had a number of tutors and even went to Mexico for 2 weeks to do an immersion and by far I would recommend Adan and his format to anyone. 1st he is patient and is able to explain not only the language and how it is used but more importantly for me, the structure of the language...If you know the structure and how the pieces fit together...the rest is just vocabulary and the various verb tenses. Adan's building block approach works..As everyone does, I stumble with vocabulary and verb tenses, but as a result of working with Adan I can normally understand and catch my error and figure out how to correct it. I spend 2 hours a week with Adan and thus far have spent over 80 hours him. I am committed to learning Spanish and with Adan's tutoring I know I'll get there.

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Andrea Dec 6, 2016
Spanish · In studio

Adan is a great teacher! He made adjustments as needed, spending the appropriate amount of time both giving instruction and allowing practice. I liked his approach, in using real-world videos and examples to be translated real time. It was great practice for learning more conversational Spanish, while still learning the basics of proper grammar.

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